Express 5:50 Plus
The Mesa/Boogie Express 5:50 Plus guitar amplifier head inches closer to tube amp Nirvana. Mesa has taken their (already killer) Express 5:50 and injected even more Petaluma mojo. With Multi-Watt channel-assignable power, an improved clean mode, Mesa's famous 5-band graphic equalizer, performance-enhancing solo control, and a new 4-button footswitch, this 2-channel, 5-/25-/50-watt tone monster proves that beastly things do indeed come in compact packages. Massive tonal dexterity makes the 1 x 12" Express 5:50 Plus head ideal for both live work and and recording. Get onboard Mesa/Boogie's Express 5:50 Plus and hang on!
Mesa/Boogie Express 5:50 Plus Tube Guitar Amp Head at a Glance:
- Awesome new features get you even closer to tube amp Nirvana
- Great Boogie tube tones for all kinds of players
- Choose your power section
- A tone-shaping, air-moving beast
- Mesa/Boogie's high-gain heritage
How do you improve on near perfection? Well, that's always been the name of the game at Mesa/Boogie. Mesa has taken their (already amazing) Express 5:50 and injected even more perfection. The Express 5:50 Plus features an improved clean mode with warm and breathing lows, increased sparkle in its highs, and tweaked S/N. You now get Mesa's full-blown Multi-Watt channel-assignable power with Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies, letting you run your power tubes in any of three different wattage ratings (5-watt, 25-watt, or 50-watt) per channel. Each has its own tone-bending wiring configuration and operating class! Mesa's legendary 5-band graphic EQ is now along for the ride, too. With additional controls, you can footswitch or auto-assign the EQ sliders or the preset control in each channel. Mesa's performance-juicing solo control is also onboard. It gives you an additional footswitchable master output control, which lets you preset your ideal amount of volume boost for solos and figures that you wish to have additional emphasis. It also allows you to trigger it on the fly. Lastly, a new 4-button footswitch gives you ready access to channels, reverb, EQ, and solo. Wow. Impressive updates, particularly for an amp many guitar players considered already perfect.Great Boogie tube tones for all kinds of players
Wouldn't it be great to be able to use the same amazing-sounding amp for stadium gigs, club dates, and in the studio? Thanks to Mesa/Boogie, you can! The Express 5:50 Plus head features three completely different power configurations spread across two fully independent channels. Are you a tonal traditionalist? Select clean and blues for your two footswitchable sounds. If you're addicted to gain, choose crunch and burn. Then stand back as the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll morphs into the maniacal hardcore beast: Mr. Hyde. Most important is the classic authenticity of all these iconic tones. No matter what your stylistic destination, the Express 5:50 Plus will get you there.Choose your power section
Up front, that number 5 indicates the low power, single-ended magic of pure Class A. The 25 setting gives you medium Class A push-pull output that's ideal for club work. Got an arena gig? Move serious air with the Express 5:50 Plus's 50-watt Class A/B setting. This impressive tonal and volume flexibility is made possible by Mesa/Boogie's Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies that deliver multiple wattages and both single-ended and push-pull configurations in the same amplifier. Very cool.A tone-shaping, air-moving beast
Each channel of the Mesa/Boogie Express 5:50 Plus is further equipped with its own contour depth control for added shaping that's both assignable and footswitchable. Used subtly, contour adds a halo of depth and chime to gleaming clean sounds. Higher contour settings, especially in crunch and burn, take you into recto turf, which is tight, huge, and menacing. Don't be fooled by the compact size of the Express 5:50 Plus head - it's more than capable of the kind of volume that can keep up with a live band while providing the tonality, nuance, and flexibility you need in the studio.Mesa/Boogie's high-gain heritage
Mesa/Boogie founder Randall Smith started out modifying amps for Bay Area bands in the late 1960s. His clients were the heavies of the San Francisco scene, such as the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver, Big Brother, Santana, Steve Miller, Country Joe and the Fish, and many more. Randall's famous hot-rodded Fender Princetons from this era are the stuff of legend: how could a little 15-watt combo get so LOUD? Ever since Randall handbuilt the first Mark I amps in a Northern California mountain shack in in 1971, the name Mesa/Boogie has been a standard-setter in high-gain guitar amplification. Today, guitar greats such as Carlos Santana, Al Di Meola, John Petrucci, Andy Timmons, and Kirk Hammett use the distinctive, versatile voice of Boogie amplifiers to forge their signature sounds. And you can, too.Mesa/Boogie's Warranty: The Best in the Business!
Your new Mesa/Boogie amp is protected by Mesa/Boogie's transferable warranty: five years on the electronics, three years for speakers, and six months for tubes.Mesa/Boogie Express 5:50 Plus Tube Guitar Amp Head Features:
- Custom-designed and handcrafted in Petaluma, California
- All-tube design featuring 5 x 12AX7 preamp tubes and 2 x 6L6 power tubes
- 50-watt Class A/B operation, 25-watt Class A push-pull operation, and 5-watt single-ended Class A operation
- Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
- 2 fully independent channels with 4 style modes
- 5-band graphic EQ or preset V-Curve contour controls (footswitchable or channel-assignable)
- All-tube long-spring reverb with independent channel controls
- Fully buffered effects loop
- 4-button footswitch and slipcover included
- Important Notice for International Customers: Mesa/Boogie products sold by Sweetwater are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any Mesa/Boogie products outside of the US.